CES: Volkswagen delivers e-Golf with Touch gesture-control concept image

The German automaker is keen on highlighting its high-tech credentials during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, officially introducing the e-Golf Touch concept.

The prototype is designed as a near production preview of the automaker’s soon to arrive gesture control technology that would be used in future models. Wind back the time one year ago and VW was introducing at CES the Golf R Touch which added support for gesture control and now the features is inching closer to the production line – as the new e-Golf Touch is being an appetizer for a compact production model using the technology from the get go. Volkswagen has not detailed the timeline for the introduction of the gesture control features in its C-segment cars, but we’re betting our wagers on the refreshed Golf due for an official introduction later this year.

The e-Golf Touch also comes packing the latest installment of VW’s MIB infotainment system using a 9.2-inch screen packing a resolution of 1,280 x 640 pixels. The screen is also configurable and the driver will set up his/her preference screen to access faster most usable features. It’s also brimming with features from MirrorLink to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The concept also features all the latest improvements in the voice control department and VW added it would become available in Europe this summer. The model also features wireless charging which is present both front and rear, in the armrest. Other novelties include a USB Type C port for fast data transfer while also charging the device, the Personalization 2.0 program with the user settings saved to the cloud and the Media Control (v 3.0) rear-seat entertainment system that uses a tablet.